With Cathy & Jake Jaramillo
Among Seattle stairs, the Dose Terrace steps are one of the classics. This stairway features an inlaid brass sign at the top, an ornate wedding cake-like balcony near the bottom and fantastic views across Lake Washington. This Seattle stairway walk starts with a flourish, but it continues on a series of high notes, carrying into beautiful Colman Park before turning into the residential neighborhood. There you'll encounter more cool stairways, and scenic and historical highlights at every turn: Bradner Gardens Park; the East Portal Viewpoint; and magnificent Mount Baker Ridge Viewpoint.
2.4 miles, 1.5 hours; 569 steps down, 372 up
Start: At the top of the Dose Terrace stairway, on S Dose Terrace one block east of 34th Avenue S